Natural Ecosystem Change

by mrob10 on March 13, 2018 - 3:05pm

In the article, “Natural Changes That Can Affect an Ecosystem”, Amy Harris discusses how an ecosystem can change naturally with the help of drivers, ecological succession, severe storms and other factors. For example, wind, rain, predators, and storms such as hurricanes are all examples of natural events that can change an ecosystem. An ecosystem can also be composed of non-living things such as, rocks, wind, air, soil etc. There are also different kinds of ecosystems for example, grasslands, tundra and many others. Humans can also effect an ecosystem, however there is a fine line between human and natural causes, which can be hard to identify. Drivers are any process or event that causes an ecosystem to change. Some have an indirect or direct impact. Things such as a blizzard or tornado have direct impact on an ecosystem. Even if an event is direct, the change does not necessarily happen quickly, but over a period of time. This is called ecological succession. As this happens the population fluctuates and sometimes disappears entirely. Another reason an ecosystem can change is from the force of severe storms. Storms like floods, tornadoes and tropical storms. Storms that bring saltwater inland, will destroy and fresh water vegetation. However storms could also wash away pollution. Droughts can also effect an ecosystem quite severely.It could mean that plant species who are better surviving will take over those who thrive on moisture. Droughts can also increase a risk of fires, which could take out a large part of an ecosystem. 

There aren't many solutions when it comes to natural disaster, since they are natural, there is nothing we can do to stop them. We can however, stop any human impact on ecosystems. We should stop moving into paces, such as forests, who aren't used to human kind. We must not destroy an ecosystem for our well being. That we can control. We also need to stop introducing things into ecosystems that they are not able to deal with. Unless overpopulation forces humans to migrate to the only lands they can find. I believe the key to human existence on Earth, is largely based on the success of our ecosystems and the health of the environment.

 

Harris, Amy. “Natural Changes that can Affect an Ecosystem”..https://sciencing.com/natural-changes-can-affect-ecosystem-6777.html

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Comments

I decided to choose this topic due to my interest in what is the natural ecosystem change. I find it interesting to find the different ways that humans are affected through natural disasters and how they are caused.
As the writter wrote, I would have to partialy agree with them. I believe that there could be many different ways we can slow down these natural disasters or could stop rather than not being any. I do not think that it is immossible, but it is hard and is nearly immpossible unless we as humans being to contribute to the environment help stop pollution o make our ecosystem better, which may reduce the amount of natural disasters that are caused. I could see as to why you believe that their is little to no solutions due to them being "natural," but in my defence I would have to say with help of the rest of the world it could possibly reduce the amount of natural disaster and/or stop them.

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